cwerdna wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:56 pm
GerryAZ wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:48 pm
If you don't like the other vehicles, why not lease a LEAF (if you give up on the Bolt) and see what happens in the industry by the time your lease expires.
For me, Leaf has CHAdeMO which is a liability at this point vs. CCS.
It's possible in the next few months to 3 years, I may do a few road trips (had been wanting to do one to LA for awhile but been on hold due to COVID and work). CHAdeMO is somewhat of a liability (e.g. EA sites) but then there's rapidgate, which would be especially bad if I go when it's hot out. Just looking down highway 99, I picked a few random towns like Kettleman City and Tulare. Google weather said at 6 pm they were at 100 or 101 F. Bakersfield is at 102 F. It is only 87 F in Lebec.
I guess I'd have to fallback to flying or a rental car (hope the shortages are resolved by then).
But yes, leasing Leaf is a possibility.
Not going to deny that the LEAF can be slower to charge but the range is about the same, price a bit lower (in most cases) and its still the only car that hasn't burned. Yes, there was a Texas incident that investigators later started an arson investigation on. Some theorized that the owner upset with degradation (it was a 24 kwh) decided to burn it to get insurance money from it. There was more information on the investigation at one time but I never saw a conclusion and the article that mentioned the investigation is also gone as well so...who knows?
But the Plus does a lot better in the Rapidgate Dept. I was still getting 54 KW (137 amps max) with pack at 106-109º on a 62.5 KW Chargepoint. I found that the first 400 miles can be done with minimal slowdowns but I have also been holding to no more than 75% SOC on DC charging so yeah, I would be making more stops.
I also "generally" didn't have to worry about high overnight lows. I did temps in the mid 80's on the Silver Falls Trip but didn't DC until after the hike. Pack hadn't cooled significantly but still hit 44 KW on the EVgo at Airport in Portland.
If you examine the new pricing structure, Nissan makes it obvious they are pushing the SV Plus. It simply comes with nearly everything standard.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 25,047 mi, 92.12% SOH
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